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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Hours worked

19.6% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in City of Launceston work 40 or more hours, compared to 22.3% in Tasmania.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for City of Launceston's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in City of Launceston depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None853.63.91064.54.8-21
1 hour - 15 hours80534.233.878333.131.5+22
16 hours - 24 hours36315.414.733914.414.5+24
25 hours - 34 hours33714.313.229112.313.0+46
35 hours - 39 hours26811.410.624410.310.5+24
40 hours1285.47.01787.57.5-50
41 hours - 48 hours1245.35.21295.55.4-5
49 hours or more2098.910.124310.311.0-34
Not stated341.41.5492.11.7-15

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 3.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 33.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 14.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 13.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.6% 40 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 7.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 5.2% 49 hours or more, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.1% Not stated, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.5% None, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 34.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 15.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.4% 40 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 5.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 5.3% 49 hours or more, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 8.9% Not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -21 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +22 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +24 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +46 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +24 40 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -50 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 49 hours or more, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -34 Not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by City of Launceston's resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 67.6% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 31.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 65.6% and 32.9% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.3% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (11.4% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 40 hours (5.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 49 hours or more (8.9% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in City of Launceston decreased by 65 people (8.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (-50 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+46 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-34 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+24 people)

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